Benefit from the Faculty’s Unmatched Hospitality Focused Expertise

Take advantage of the vast industry knowledge and powerful influence of our faculty, who are known to be top industry thought-leaders. As a Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration student, you will be taught by professors who are shaping the hospitality industry the world over. When they speak, industry leaders listen.

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Cornell Nolan School Faculty’s Powerful Connections with Industry Are Your Advantage

Hospitality is a relationship-driven business, and our faculty are connected to top industry leaders and innovators at Cornell and across the globe. Hospitality organizations look to our faculty for their research and insights to discover innovative solutions. Hotelies will benefit from the Nolan School faculty’s deep industry knowledge that will make your education come alive, whether through industry treks, class projects, research opportunities, or just conversations around the trending industry issues. Every day, in and out of the classroom, our faculty will teach, support, and connect you to the world’s most exciting and influential industry.

Nolan School Centers and Institutes

The Nolan School’s Centers: The Hub of the Hospitality Industry

Whether your interest is in health and wellness, human resources, or real estate, our three centers are your gateway to this exciting global industry:

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Known for both its rigor and relevance, the Center for Hospitality Research provides the industry with ground-breaking and cutting-edge insights and innovations from our world-renown faculty and driven student body.

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In partnership with the faculty in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, the Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations brings together employers and unions to understand and improve labor issues in hospitality.

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The Center for Real Estate and Finance supports research about hospitality real estate and finance for owners, asset managers, and operators.

Institutes to Deepen Your Learning and Hone Your Skill

If you’re especially interested in management or entrepreneurship, dive into the Nolan School’s institutes — research-and-practice hubs where you can work directly with our corporate members, benefit from faculty’s innovative research, and get amazing hands-on opportunities:

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The Cornell Institute for Food and Beverage Management examines key issues in the restaurant and food industries and is closely aligned with the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business’s interdisciplinary theme on the business of food.

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In partnership with faculty from the College of Human Ecology, the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures focuses on enhancing service excellence and creating hospitality design in healthcare, wellness, and senior living.

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The Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship connects faculty with leading industry entrepreneurs to provide students instruction, guidance, and actual support for their own start-ups.

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Encompassing All Facets of the Hospitality Business — Unparalleled Faculty Expertise

As part of the Nolan School community, you tap into not only the expertise of the Nolan School’s faculty, but also the powerful business knowledge and experience of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business faculty — as well as the vast and diverse capabilities of the greater Cornell University community.

Our SC Johnson College of Business faculty area coordinators and their specialties:

Nolan School Faculty Highlight: Faculty Area Coordinators at the Nolan School

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Bruce Tracey, Management and Organizations

Bruce Tracey, SC Johnson College of Business faculty area coordinator for Management and Organizations, is the Kenneth and Marjorie Blanchard Professor of Human Resource Management at the Nolan School and editor of the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly. His particular areas of expertise include human resource management and law, and management and organizations. His research and consulting have been sponsored by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts, Wynn Resorts, Hillstone Restaurant Group, and Uno Chicago Grill.

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Gary Thompson, Operation, Technology, and Information Management

Gary Thompson, SC Johnson College of Business faculty area coordinator for Operation, Technology, and Information Management, is the Burton S. Sack ‘61 Professor in Food and Beverage Management. His current research focuses on restaurant revenue management, food and beverage forecasting in lodging operations, workforce staffing, and many other topics. He is the founder and president of Thoughtimus(R) Inc., a software development firm focusing on scheduling products.

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Faculty Research at Your Fingertips

Looking for an expert on marketing or leadership? Or want to quickly check a specific faculty member’s speciality area? Search below by name or area of expertise.


Faculty Research with Impact: How Nolan School Discoveries Are Changing the World

What are the latest faculty research findings? What key issues are the Nolan School faculty studying? From real estate transactions to key employment trends, to service innovations, our faculty experts are transforming the future of the hospitality industry. Take a look at their most recent work.

Cornell SC Johnson College of Business Faculty and Research: Unmatched  Business Expertise and Knowledge

Faculty in the SC Johnson College are experts in everything from accounting to strategy and economics and more. Tune into the impactful research and instruction from the SC Johnson College of Business faculty.